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Organizations Across Nova Scotia Benefit from the NSLC’s Community Fund

HALIFAX, April 9, 2024 - Fourteen charitable and non-profit organizations across Nova Scotia that support community well-being and the environment will receive financial support from the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s community giving fund.

The For the Good of Our Community Fund was established in collaboration with the NSLC’s supplier partners to provide financial support to organizations that help build healthy and sustainable communities.

“As Nova Scotians, we are known for coming together to help each other in times of need,” says Greg Hughes, President and CEO. “We care about our people, our shoppers, and our communities, and we are proud to work with our supplier partners to offer this program and support these organizations who are making a difference in communities across the province.”

The Fund provides grants to charitable and non-profit organizations of up to $20,000. The NSLC received over 200 applications for the 2024 Fund and is providing grants to 14 organizations with a total funding of $140,000 this year. Recipients must be registered charities or non-profits working to support communities within Nova Scotia and address areas of critical community need.

“The applications that we received this year are a reflection of the times,” says Marley MacDonald, Director, Responsibility and Sustainability. “Our focus areas of community well-being, including food security, affordable housing, mental health wrap-around supports, and the environment, are well represented in the hard-working organizations chosen to receive this funding.”

The NSLC’s Employee Community Advisory Committee, comprised of team members from across the province, reviewed the applications and approved this year’s final grant recipients.

The For the Good of Our Community Fund grant program is funded equally between the NSLC and supplier partners. Designated products from these supplier partners will be available throughout the year, with a portion of their sales providing additional financial support to the selected organizations. Last year, these efforts led to more than $60,000 in additional funding donated back to the recipient organizations.

Learn more about the For the Good of Our Community Fund. 


Use of Funds

ElevateHER Mental Health Support Services Canada

Provides wrap-around services to create access to housing, food security, and mental health supports for vulnerable populations across the province.

Cumberland Homelessness and Housing Support Association

Provides free, healthy meals to individuals who are experiencing homelessness and seeking emergency shelter accommodations.

Brunswick Street Mission

Supports the unhoused and helps to support those facing housing security issues by providing practical and emergency needs, including camping supplies and equipment, warm clothing, food, and wrap-around supports to help clients access healthcare necessities.

Common Roots Urban Farm

Provides tools and supplies for over 100 garden plots, which will be tended to and harvested by food insecure newcomer gardeners.

Akoma Holdings

Supports programs that create opportunities for community members of all ages to come together and learn how to grow and harvest their own food, with goals of transferring gardening skills and sharing crops with the community.

Halifax Refugee Clinic Association

Provides care packages, snacks, and meals to association clients experiencing food insecurity.

Acts of Kindness Society

Provides meal programming and funding for a community pantry and fridge in Yarmouth and area.

Spencer House Seniors Centre

Supports an age-friendly community cupboard in the Halifax Regional Municipality operated by senior volunteers that offers age-friendly items and nutritional education.

BGC Cape Breton

Provides food nutrition and budgeting programs to address food security by educating youth on how to shop for groceries on a budget and how to cook healthy, nutritious meals.

Wekope’kwitk Mijipjeweyuo’kuom Society Millbrook Food Bank

Provides food security workshops on topics such as budgeting, food preparation, and other helpful resources designed with tips from elders.

Prescott Group

Supports groups, recreational activities, and information sessions for care providers of individuals with disabilities in HRM.

VON Nova Scotia

Runs 14 adult day program sites across Nova Scotia for seniors and dependent adults focused on providing safe, comfortable, and stimulating environments.

Aidaen Mae Fund

Focuses on delivering workshops in the tri-counties of Digby, Shelburne, and Yarmouth on topics such as nutrition support, life skills, and physical and mental well-being.

Nova Scotia Nature Trust

Protects and leads projects on conservation lands across the province, allowing for safe access to trail systems and ensuring increased public enjoyment of Nova Scotia’s most spectacular wild places.

Media Contact:
Terah McKinnon, Senior Communications Advisor, External Relations
Phone: 902-450-5847

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